1. Terms

By accessing this web site, you are agreeing to be bound by these web site Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this web site are protected by applicable copyright and trade mark law.

2. Use License

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on Global Freedom Center's web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Global Freedom Center's web site;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.
  2. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Global Freedom Center at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

The materials on Global Freedom Center's web site are provided "as is". Global Freedom Center makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, Global Freedom Center does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its Internet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Global Freedom Center or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption,) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Global Freedom Center's Internet site, even if Global Freedom Center or a Global Freedom Center authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on Global Freedom Center's web site could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Global Freedom Center does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. Global Freedom Center may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Global Freedom Center does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Global Freedom Center has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Global Freedom Center of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user's own risk.

7. Site Terms of Use Modifications

Global Freedom Center may revise these terms of use for its web site at any time without notice. By using this web site you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

8. Governing Law

Any claim relating to Global Freedom Center's web site shall be governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy

The Global Freedom Center (“the Center”) is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide to the Center when you use our website. The following Privacy Statement describes how we treat all data collected by the Center both automatically and voluntarily by users. This Privacy Statement covers all data collected through any webpages that include within the domain “globalfreedomcenter.org” including primary and secondary webpages. This Privacy Statement does not over any other forums where the Center has a presence outside of our Site including social networking sites or other forums. This Site is owed and operated by the Global Freedom Center with a third-party company hosting our server. In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. The Global Freedom Center reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy by posting such change on our website. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting. If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, or would like review your information maintained by the Center, please e-mail us at info@globalfreedomcenter.org and reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line, or write to us at P.O. Box 642952, San Francisco,CA94164. The Center’s Privacy Policy includes information on the following:

  • Voluntary Information Collected
  • Automatically Collected Information
  • Third Parties
  • Informed Consent

Voluntary Information Collected

The GlobalFreedom Center is the sole owner of the information collected on the website. This website does not collect personally identifying information about users except when you voluntarily and knowingly provide it. Several of our services ask users to register and/or give us contact information that may include name, e-mail address, format preference (HTML vs. text), address, and other information. We do not store sensitive information from our visitors such as credit card numbers. The information we collect is used solely for the Center to provide users with information, track participant demographics and usage, and administer training and technical assistance. The tracking data collected allows the Center to improve our content, communication, fundraising, and services to users. Any such data will only be shared with third parties as aggregate data and will never include the names or any other identifying information about individual users. With the exception of activities administering training and technical assistance with other partners, the Global Freedom Center will never share, rent, trade or sell any of this information collected. We do not share any personally identifying information with any third party without your consent, except to a court or governmental agency if we have a good faith belief that applicable law requires it. The Center uses reasonable precautions to keep all personal information provided secure. Our mailing list is maintained by a third party service provider, Constant Contact, solely for the Center’s use. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. The Global Freedom Center cannot be held liable or responsible for a security breach by a third party and your continued use of our Site implies that you agree to the foregoing statements. The Global Freedom Center Site is hosted by servers in the United States. Accordingly, if you are located outside of the United States, the data you voluntarily provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By submitting this data, you consent to its transfer and storage in the United States and its use in accordance with the purposes for which it was originally collected.

Children. We encourage parents and guardians to review our Privacy Policy and the Site to determine its suitability for their children.

Online Donations and Registration Fee Collection. The Global Freedom Center uses reasonable precautions to keep all personal information secure. All information provided to the Global Freedom Center is transmitted using an online form. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. The credit card information you provide is not stored in the Global Freedom Center database and is never made available to third parties outside of services used to process credit card payments. Your name and donations may be listed in the Global Freedom Center’s publications. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate that when making your donation.

Choice/Opt-Out. The Global Freedom Center provides users with the opportunity to modify or opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time. The Center gives users the following options for removing their information from our database and/or to not receive future communications.

  • You can click on the "Unsubscribe" link included at the bottom of your e-mail and follow the instructions on the webpage.
  • You can update your profile. After entering your user name and password, you will access your "My Global Freedom Center" page. From there, you can subscribe or unsubscribe from our e-mails.

Additional residual information may remain in our archives and records, but this information will not be used for any commercial purpose. We reserve the right to maintain information on users who have violated our Terms of Use or who have had their access to our website blocked.

Surveys. We may conduct occasional online surveys via our website or via an e-mail newsletter. These surveys are entirely voluntary and you may easily decline to participate. Survey information may be used for purposes of gauging levels of awareness about human trafficking or assessing the needs of anti-trafficking professionals and practitioners, and may be added to our databases for use by the Center as described above. The Center will only post individual survey responses with the participant’s permission. Any survey results will be posted in the aggregate, therefore the individual responses and participant information will be anonymous.

Automatically Collected Information

IP Addresses. As with most other Internet sites, our web server automatically recognizes the domain name of each visitor to the Site via the Internet Protocol ("IP") address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. This may also provide our server with information previously provided through cookies (see below for information about cookies). This information is used by solely by the Center to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our website, analyze trends, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the website, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not typically linked to personally identifiable information such as e-mail addresses.

Cookies. The Center’s website may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our website. Cookies are not programs that come into a visitor's system. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes at many websites. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords or your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular website. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. The Global Freedom Center collects some data through the use of cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function properly when you view them.

Third Parties

Our website contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which the Global Freedom Center has no responsibility. In some cases, the Center also uses third-party service providers to support certain web functions such as webinar hosting. Those third parties may have data collection, use or security procedures that differ from the practices outlined in this Privacy Statement and that may impact users of those optional functions. The Global Freedom Center is not responsible for the content provided by other organizations, nor does the inclusion of an organization’s link imply an endorsement. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Informed Consent

Your accessing or use of the website, www.globalfreedomcenter.org, submission of personal information, or submission of a donation online constitute your informed consent and acceptance of the information collection, use and disclosure practices described in this Privacy Policy. The Center urges you to be careful when online and always familiarize yourself with each website’s privacy policies.